Support TC23 in the 2019 13th Annual Valentine Plunge

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A message from TC23

In Loving Memory

Anne Torrey Coleman

October 1, 1938 – October 2, 2008


I can still remember like it was yesterday that Anne was playing with her grandchildren, enjoying the beach and rooting on her beloved Tar Heels with her husband Wilkes. I can’t even imagine how excited she would be to be spoiling her first great grandchildren who are now two years old. For two years she battled ALS valiantly but inevitably fell victim to this dreaded disease in October, 2008.


When You Thought I Wasn't Looking

When you thought I wasn't looking,
I saw you hang my first painting on the refrigerator,
and I wanted to paint another one.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you feed a stray cat,
and I thought it was good to be kind to animals.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you make my favorite cake for me,
and I knew that little things are special things.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I heard you say a prayer,
and I believed there is a God I could always talk to.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I felt you kiss me goodnight,
and I felt loved.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw tears come from your eyes,
and I learned that sometimes things hurt, but it's all right to cry.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw that you cared
and I wanted to be everything that I could be.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I looked...
and wanted to say thanks for all the things
I saw when you thought I wasn't looking.
--- Anonymous

In 2019 I simply ask you with all my heart to “Jump in and Feel the Love” by either plunging alongside me or supporting our efforts.  Help make a difference in the lives of ALS patients and their families. 100 % of the donations will benefit local Jersey Shore residents and their families that are suffering with ALS. Your efforts help increase the quality of life for many individuals by providing wheelchairs, ramps, transportation and so much more.

Click the "Donate" button above to make a secure online donation today.  

Thanks for joining the family!

- Tom Coleman


  • Paul Sully:
  • Donald Barder:
    "Never give up on something that you can't go a day without thinking about." Winston Churchill Together we can kick this!!!!!
  • Michelle Trapp:
    Proud & happy to support your plunging in your Mom's memory!
  • Toni Ullery:
    Anne Torrey Coleman
  • Laurie Davis:
    To all battling this terrible disease! Go Plungers!!
  • David Payne:
    Well done Tom, we can make a difference.
  • Dana Coleman:
    In memory of my mother Anne
  • Rosalyn Merrell:
    In memory of Anne Torrey Coleman
  • Kevin Leys:
    Honor of brother David who passed away in August 2017 from ALS
  • Lori Capaccio:
    Prayers to all....
  • David Norton:
    Plunging for Anne Coleman
  • Dennis Rogers:
    Way to go Tom! Sending you good thoughts to keep you warm!! Liz and Dennis
  • Edward Solar:
    TC, you're a special man, love and blessings to your cause.
  • James Hansen:
    God bless you Tommy and may Annie be always looking down upon us and praying. Real hard as we need it!
  • Wilkes Coleman:
    Anne Coleman
  • Jim Theisen:
    Good luck Tom! You and your family will be in my thoughts.
  • Sabrina Menger:
    In memory of Anna Avolio
  • John Scully:
    Good Luck Uncle Tom. Keep up the efforts! Love David, Jake and Mikayla
  • Erwin Cayanan:
    All the best Tom!
  • Jeff Fleming:
    Don’t worry about shrinkage!!
  • David Van Buskirk:
    In memory of our great friend from California, Mort Steiman, who died from this horrible disease in his 80s. And in honor of our friend Tom Coleman.
  • Tracy Townsend:
    You're just plain awesome Tom Coleman!